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AWT News Update: May 1, 2015

A new month and a quiet Apple news day!

  • Apple confirms that tattoos interfere with heart rate sensing with the Apple Watch
  • Want a piece of Steve Jobs history? Three of his business cards are up for auction
  • Would you believe that Apple support docs recommend holding your Watch under running water?
  • Proloquo4Text gets a Watch companion

The full text version of the podcast script is available below.

Today’s Apple News:

  • The iPhone 6 Plus is dominating the US market for phablets, while iPhones make up the majority of phones sold by three carriers
  • Lunch with Tim Cook sells for $200,000 in a charity auction
  • American Federation of the Blind will honor Apple with the Helen Keller Achievement Award
  •’s guide on using iPad apps to help with Acquired Communication Disorders is now in its third installment. 

The full text version of the podcast script is available below.

Do you like making videos? Want to make a viral video commercial for Other World Computing that’s about 30 to 60 seconds long and have a chance to win a grand prize worth over US$12,000? The good folks at OWC (over at started taking entries last Friday for an amazing competition and you have until June 30, 2015 to submit your video. After that, the public has an opportunity to vote on their favorite video between July 7 and 31, and then the lucky winner and a runner-up will be announced on August 10, 2015.

What entrants need to do is create an ad between 30 and 60 seconds long that tells the world why OWC solutions are the key to unlocking true creative potential. There are three possible themes to guide you:

  • Everything is Possible
  • Go Further
  • The Speed to Create. The Capacity to Dream

So what does the grand prize winner get her or his hands on? 

  • Apple Mac Pro 3.5 GHz, 6-core
  • 4K Monitor
  • One year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Avid Artist Transport Console 
  • Avid Artist Color Control Surface
  • NewerTech Wireless Keypad
  • OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
  • OWC Aura Pro 2TB SSD
  • Envoy Enclosure for Mac Pro SSDs
  • OWC ThunderBay 4 16TB RAID
  • 64GB OWC Memory for Mac Pro
  • GoPro Hero4 Black

The runner-up prize isn’t too shabby, either — it’s a 16TB ThunderBay 4 and an OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock. I know that Apple World Today readers are a creative bunch, so let’s see one of you win this prize so you can help us out with our video endeavors.

Disclaimer: Steve Sande is a contributor to the OWC Blog

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!